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        Executive MBA student spotlight: Catherine Budzynski

        August 19, 2020 By Harbert College of Business

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        The Harbert College is committed to developing graduates who are highly-skilled, professionally prepared, confident, ethical, and globally-minded.

        Catherine Budzynski

        Hometown: I moved around every few years so I don't really have one!

        mbaCurrently reside: Columbus, Georgia

        Prior Education: 
        The University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts
        Boston University School of Law, Juris Doctorate

        Current Employment: Counsel, Aflac Global Ventures.

        Why did you choose the Auburn Executive MBA program? 

        I chose the Auburn Executive MBA program for its unique combination of distance learning, week-long residences, strong cohort network, rigorous academic program, international component and the concentration options.

        As you conclude your first week of residency, how would you describe the experience?

        The experience has already exceeded my expectations. Auburn has perfected the "secret sauce" with its strong emphasis on the cohort combined with outstanding professors. The materials and discussions are highly relevant and can be applied to my role immediately. I am also very impressed with the diversity of backgrounds in the cohort and the bond we all feel in such a short time. 

        When we can welcome you and your cohort to campus, what are you most looking forward to?

        Meeting everyone in person and continuing to strengthen our bond!

        What do you hope to achieve through the Auburn Executive MBA program?

        I hope to improve my financial fluency and business acumen while developing a life-long network through the cohort. 


        A Master of Business Administration is understood to provide a foundation in accounting, finance, statistics, marketing and management. The Auburn Executive MBA delivers more. Tailored to professionals with 8 or more years of progressive experience, the program utilizes the significant knowledge and experience of students to ground business principles and theory with examples of real-world application. The Executive MBA program blends intensive residencies with distance courses for best of both worlds - classroom instruction that provides interaction with faculty and peers and online learning that offers the flexibility to balance career, family and rigorous education. This delivery model binds students into a tight-knit cohort that later becomes a professional network offering benefits long after graduation. 

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